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Medicine Grand Rounds, Raj Kasthuri and Jian Liu, “Heparins: Into the Second Century”

January 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Raj KasthuriDr. Raj Kasthuri is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology and is the Director of the UNC HHT Center of Excellence. Dr. Kasthuri earned his medical degree from the Kasturba Medical College in India. He completed his fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the UNC Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center and the UNC McAllister Heart Institute. Dr. Kasthuri’s clinical and research interests are in bleeding and clotting disorders, and HHT.

Jian LiuDr. Jian Liu is the John & Deborah McNeill, Jr. Distinguished Professor in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He has been working with heparin for more than 25 years. His expertise is in structural characterization of heparin and heparan sulfate, biosynthetic mechanism of heparin and enzymatic synthesis of heparin. He has invented an enzyme-based method to prepare heparin and heparan sulfate from bacteria polysaccharides. His method could potentially manufacture heparin in a confined facility to improve the safety of heparin drug.

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January 5, 2017
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